PR Newswire | 10 Feb, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif.: Dictionary.com, the online and mobile resource for everything word related, today announced it is an official launch partner of the Facebook-led Internet.org initiative in India, which brings affordable internet services to people who are not yet connected via the Internet.org mobile app. Through the app, Reliance customers in India will now be able to use a range of services and websites including the site's dictionary and translation services without incurring data charges.
"We are excited to support the Internet.org app as it expands to the Indian market, providing beneficial services to showcase the power of the connected web," said Michele Turner, CEO of Dictionary.com. "Now we're able to bring words to life for millions of people who couldn't afford access to these basic building blocks of literacy, empowering them through our definitions, pronunciations, example sentences and translation services."
Dictionary.com services include access to millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, sample sentences, and word origins. With the free translation services, users have the ability to communicate in 45 languages.
"Through our work with content partners, mobile operators, and local governments, we are addressing the barriers to internet adoption faced by much of the world," said Chris Daniels, Vice President of Internet.org at Facebook. "By making the internet more accessible and affordable through a set of basic services, we're providing people with the tools that open up a new world of information and opportunities."
Internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative with the goal of making affordable internet access available to the two-thirds of the world's population who are not yet connected, bringing them the same opportunities that the connected world experiences today. Internet.org can be accessed via the Internet.org app in the Google Play Store or by visiting www.internet.org on a mobile browser from a smartphone or feature phone.
Dictionary.com, an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company, is the world's leading, definitive online and mobile resource for everything word related. We provide tens of millions of global monthly users with reliable access to millions of definitions, synonyms, audio pronunciations, example sentences, translations and spelling help through our services at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com. Our leading mobile applications for reference and education have been downloaded more than 90 million times.
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